The Turbiana or Verdicchio (100%) grapes for Feliciana’s Felugan were cultivated without the use of any type of fertilizer (relying on the use of cover crops) or chemical herbicides in the vineyard. The grapes were carefully harvested by hand before being gently pressed. The juice was fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. The resulting wine was bottled fresh and bottle conditioned for one month before release. In our view Verdicchio is one of the most interesting of Italy’s white wine varieties, and this is a fine example.
The intensity here is driven by vibrant acidity and flavors of underripe stone fruit. The texture is more expansive than expected for an unoaked white, the finish is long and tapering. The perfect summer evening aperitif.